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ThinkMind // eTELEMED 2013, The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine // View article etelemed_2013_15_40_40218


Apnea Event Estimation During Sleep Using Polyvinylidene Fluoride Film

Authors:
Su Hwan Hwang
Hee Nam Yoon
Da Woon Jung
Yu-Jin Lee
Do-Un Jeong
Kwang Suk Park

Keywords: Sleep Apnea; PVDF film; Polysomonography

Abstract:
This paper suggests an unconstrained method for sleep apnea event detection during sleep based on physiological signal from polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) sensor. Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder and it is closely related with cardiovascular diseases. Polysomnography (PSG) is the gold standard for SAS diagnosis but it has many drawbacks. Six SAS patients participated in our study and patient’s respiratory signals during sleep were collected by a PVDF sensor which was installed on a bed. Sleep apnea events were detected using amplitude of measured respiration signals and the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) results were compared with those from PSG. The Pearson correlation coefficient between paired results was 0.982 (p<0.001) and apnea severity of each patient was accurately assessed.

Pages: 280 to 283

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: February 24, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-252-3

Location: Nice, France

Dates: from February 24, 2013 to March 1, 2013

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